Art Basel is a contemporary art festival held in Miami every winter. It actually started as an offshoot of the original Art Basel Festival held every June in Basel Switzerland, the largest of its kind in the world. While it may not be as important as the original in term of attendance (it attracted a respectable 50 000 attendees in 2012), the Miami festival is certainly the more glamorous of the two.
Between the hipsters, models and celebrities, you can be sure that glitzy champagne-soaked night abound. I love perusing street fashion pictures from Art Basel Miami, because the fashion has such an easy-breasy vibe…perhaps the influence of the beach? It should be said that while the city is flooded by the glitterati jet-set, at least a third of the attendees are locals. This is clearly reflected in the street fashion. While street fashion pics from other events feature a whole lotta haute-couture (items which I can only pine for from afar, given my wallet), you can find a great mix of vintage, hi and lo pieces, always worn creatively at Art Basel. Below are a few of my favorites from this year!
pics via harpersbazaar.com
via: elle decor, pinterest
Like a vanilla frosted cupcake with daisies on top!
Bejeweled Tod’s shoes…….this one looks particularly fun!
my new shoes!
My schedule is such that I finish about 2-3 hours earlier than my boyfriend. Luckily for me, we both work downtown, so there are plenty of distractions close by to keep me occupied while I wait for him. Unfortunately, there are also an abundance of stores which are in full-on sale mode. And not just any kind of sale, END-OF-SEASON SALE!!!
Ah yes ladies, this is a special kind of sale. Happening twice a year (late January and late June), these are the absolute best. I hound the sales in some of these store daily (the security guard at Zara thought I was returning everyday b/c I had a crush on him —*shakes head* honest!) in hopes of finding that a piece I had been eyeing has been slashed further.
Above, my recent purchases:
- Turquoise pumps by Kimchi Blue bought at Urban Outfitters, for 15$ (Will be going back tomorrow to see what other colors are left in my size!)
- Mustard flats, BDG brand, purchased at Urban Outfitters 10$
- White leopard print loafers, bought at GAP for 8.99$
Like I said, I loove this time of year!